Kent State University Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards Takes Place March 19
The annual Kent State University Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards will be held on Tuesday, March 19, in the Music and Speech Building. The event will include a special performance by members of the Cleveland Orchestra with Donna Lee, associate professor and coordinator of the Piano Division, at Kent State University.
A welcome reception will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the Roe Green Center Lobby followed by the award ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Ludwig Recital Hall. The musical performance will begin at 6:30 pm, also in the Ludwig Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards will be announced on the Kent State homepage on March 12.
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Kent State University’s 2013 Homecoming Scheduled for Oct. 5
Kent State University will celebrate its 2013 Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 5. Make plans now to attend the celebration and watch as the Golden Flashes take on the Northern Illinois Huskies at Dix Stadium. Other activities will include the Homecoming parade, the annual alumni continental breakfast and parade viewing party, Kiss on the K and much more.
Be sure to visit www.ksualumni.org/homecoming for event updates and to watch highlights from Kent State’s 2012 Homecoming.
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College of Business Administration Holds Graduate Program Information Night
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration will hold Graduate Programs Information Night on March 18 in Room 310 of the Kent Student Center on the Kent Campus, and a Stark MBA Night on March 21 in Room 234 of the University Center at Kent State University at Stark, from 6 to 8 p.m. on both evenings. The information nights are free and open to anyone interested.
Each program will provide an overview of graduate curriculum, admission requirements, application deadlines, graduate assistantships and financial aid options for the College of Business Administration.
“This event is geared for prospective graduate students,” says Louise Ditchey, graduate programs administrator for the College of Business Administration. “The evening begins with a presentation of all business graduate programs, followed by individual program breakout sessions allowing for more specific one on one questions and advising.”
The information night at the Kent Campus will focus on the full-time and part-time MBA programs, including the Executive MBA, as well as the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Arts in Economics (MAE) and the Ph.D. program in Business Administration. The Kent State Stark event will focus only on the MBA program.
“Most attendees have been considering a graduate degree for some time and have many questions. The information night allows attendees to weigh the benefits of one program over another to find the one that best meets their needs and lifestyle,” says Ditchey.
Felecia Urbanek, program coordinator for the College of Business and Administration, says each year the audience is mainly made up of people commuting from Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. Plus, many Kent State staff attend looking to continue their education.
For more information about the event or to reserve a seat, contact the Graduate Programs Office at 330-672-2282 or visit www.kent.edu/business/grad.
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Award-Winning Poets Root and Uschuk to Speak at Wick Poetry Center on March 20
The Wick Poetry Center will host award-winning poets William Pitt Root and Pamela Uschuk at its annual reading series on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 306 ABC at the Kent Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
“Both William Pitt Root and Pam Uschuk are acclaimed American poets, and we're thrilled that they have agreed to read at Kent State and speak to students during an informal question and answer session in the Wick Poetry Corner,” says Jessica Jewell, program coordinator for the Wick Poetry Center.
Root is a prize-winning poet whose work appears in 300 journals, such as The New Yorker and The Atlantic. He has received grants from several different foundations, including the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations. Root currently resides in southwest Colorado and has worked in academia, a shipyard, factories and an underground copper mine.
Uschuk is a poet and author of six books. Her collections of poems, titled CRAZY LOVE, won the American Book Award in 2010. Uschuk has works featured in different journals and anthologies that have been translated into a dozen different languages. She has also won several other awards, including the War Poetry Prize and the Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from the National League of American PEN Women. Uschuk is currently the editor-in-chief of Cutthroat, a literary magazine featuring poetry and short fictions.
The reading series is an annual event that hosts emerging and established writers to provide readings, lectures and workshops. The series showcases any writers and poets, from award winners to young children.
For more information about the Wick Poetry Center, visit www.kent.edu/wick.
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Kent State Opera and the Kent State Orchestra Perform “Oh… The Games We Play”
The Kent State University Opera presents “Oh … The Games We Play,” an evening of one-act operas with the Kent State University Orchestra on Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Dr. on the Kent Campus.
The performance will include three one-act performances: Mozart’s The Impresario, Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
Assistant Professor of Music Marla Berg will direct The Impresario, and Professor of Music and Composer Frank Wiley will lead the accompanying orchestra. The Impresario portrays the woes of a performing arts promoter, Mr. Scruples, who must put together a company of actors and singers while dealing with their whims, rivalries and pretensions. The Impresario features performances by senior music major Ryan Fitzgerald, graduate music performance student Lindsey Sandham Leonard and senior music major Megan McConnell.
A Hand of Bridge is directed by Berg, with graduate conducting student Eunseok Seo conducting Tatiana Kubatina, a graduate piano performance student. The production follows two couples playing bridge and the inner-conflicts each is grappling with during the game, from secret affairs to dreams of being wealthy. A Hand of Bridge features performances by senior music major Collin Rowe, graduate music performance student Moonsun Jang, senior music education major Dan Weisman and senior music major Jenna Stolarik.
Gianni Schicchi is directed by University of Akron Professor Emeritus and opera performer Alfred Anderson, with Wiley conducting. This piece tells the story of one family willing to go to extreme lengths to keep their father’s inheritance in the family and away from its designated recipient, the church. Gianni Schicchi includes performances by graduate music performance students Marita Tornabene and Darryl Lewis, senior music majors Fitzgerald and Maureen Thomas, and, associate professors Jay White and Tim Culver.
Tickets are free for all full-time, undergraduate, Kent Campus students, $8 for all other students with I.D., $12 for seniors and Kent State faculty and staff, and $15 for adults. Students can earn 500 FLASHperks points for attending the Saturday, March 16, performance.
Tickets are available weekdays noon to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Music and Speech Building. The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks. Tickets are also available day-of-show at the door.
For tickets or more information, call 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visit www.kent.edu/music.
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Kent State to Host Suicide Prevention Walk
Kent State University faculty, staff, students and Kent community members are invited to participate in “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk,” a national suicide prevention walk on April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds the three- to five-mile walk every year to benefit the foundation’s research and education programs to prevent suicide. This is the first year Kent State will host a walk, which begins at the Student Green in front of the Kent Student Center.
“As educators, we grew concerned about the number of suicides occurring nationally, but specifically at Kent State and the local communities,” says Teresa Rishel, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, and the organizer of Kent State’s walk. “Knowing that the second leading cause of death for college-aged students is suicide, our mission was to address this for the benefit of the Kent State students, staff and faculty.”
This year’s donation goal for Kent State is set at $15,000. Participants are asked to set a minimum fundraising goal of $100, but any amount will be accepted. “Suicide has no boundaries and anybody interested in walking is welcome,” Rishel says.
Participants are encouraged to form teams for the walk, wear group T-shirts, bring banners or team posters. Any walker who raises $100 and registers for the event prior to the walk will receive a free T-shirt.
“By raising funds, we can afford to increase the needed knowledge and awareness of suicide at this campus,” says Rishel. “We want to draw attention to suicide in a way that causes students to think about how the results of chronic depression, feeling alone, struggles and alienation, set the stage for suicidal thoughts and actions, either within themselves or their peer group, and equip them to address and help prevent suicide.”
The walk will begin and end at the Student Green. Rishel says there will be rest stations set-up along the walk where participants may get water and snacks.
“We will have a brief opening ceremony to get the walk started,” Rishel says. “Flash will be there to entertain and help maintain a positive atmosphere while addressing such a serious topic.”
The walk is free and open to anyone, as long as the walker is registered ahead of time. Participants may register up to the day of the walk and donations will be collected prior to the walk. The walk will continue on the set day, rain or shine.
For more information about the “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk” or to register, visit www.campuswalk.org.
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American Heart Association’s HeartChase Race Comes to Kent State
Register today to compete in this interactive race
The American Heart Association’s HeartChase is coming to Kent State on Saturday, March 16. This innovative competition offers the community a creative way to explore the university, have a good time and contribute to an important cause.
HeartChase is a new event that allows all participants the chance to have an adventure, without having to leave their city, and raise money to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association. The adventure takes teams throughout the university where they are going to have to solve clues to complete checkpoints in the quickest time possible – to beat the other teams and be named as HeartChase champions. This interactive race allows teams to track their points using a smartphone application that also guides them through the course.
Faculty, staff and students can register their teams today for this fun and exciting event. For more information, visit the HeartChase community website at www.heartchase.org. Once there, select “Join the Chase” and search for Kent, Ohio. Next, select the “HeartChase Kent, Ohio” event and click “Register.”
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Kent State University Student Choreographers Unveil Exciting New Dances
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2012-2013 production season with the “BFA Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival “Cre-8-tivity.” Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in the Louis O. Erdmann and William H. Zucchero Theatre (E.Z. Theatre) located in the Music and Speech Center.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for Kent State faculty and staff, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students with valid ID/under 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling 330-672-2787 or online at www.dance.kent.edu. Tickets for Kent Campus students are free with a valid student ID through the box office. The box office is open weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. Visa, MasterCard, checks and cash are accepted. Free parking is available and the theatre is fully accessible.
“Cre-8-tivity” showcases new choreography by junior and senior dance performance and dance education majors and minors at Kent State. In addition, dance performance major and B.F.A. candidate Lauren Kengla-Graber will perform a solo created for her by Assistant Professor Erin LaSala. These premiere performances will offer audience members the opportunity to view original works that showcase the versatility and creativity of the choreographers.
The concert will present a dynamic array of works about overcoming adversity, recognizing important relationships, finding stillness within chaos and looking for control. Thirty-six dancers will perform in nine different pieces of modern and contemporary choreography
“The Unknown,” choreographed by Kengla-Graber, contrasts two couples as their relationships transpire and change as they grow. One relationship will evolve as the couple begins their lives together after college, while the other will experience the dark emotions that come with a break-up. The dance reflects the contrasting emotions present in this life-changing experience.
“Color Me,” choreographed by student director of the senior dance festival Emily Perrott, encourages the dancers, as well as the audience, to identify the things or people in their lives who keep them going through all of life’s continuous battles. Each dancer receives their sense of strength and life through the piece’s soloist, who is there to lift them, encourage them and give them their color. Every dancer gets their push from the soloist, just as the color white reflects all colors, giving color to the universe.
In “Game Changer,” choreographer Stacey Ubelhart illustrates the meaning of silence in loud chaos. Eight dancers fill the space with large, quick, fragmented movements, searching for a moment of stillness in an abundance of motion.
Choreographer Shayna Fischer was inspired by her experience as an intern at a dance therapy workshop. “Under the Sun [a time to dance]” strives to show the audience that dance can bring light to the darkest of places and that everyone has dance in their heart.
The BFA Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival offers audiences a diverse selection of modern and contemporary dance. Audience members are sure to find something that inspires, entertains and moves them.
Click here to watch a video about the BFA Senior Dance Concert.
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